Lincoln Christian University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,020

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,204

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.52%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

62.1%

301 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

789

56.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

63.6%

68 Graduates

About

Lincoln Christian University is a higher education institution located in Logan County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lincoln Christian University were Youth Ministry (16 degrees awarded), Theological Studies (13 degrees), and Other Theological & Ministerial Studies (10 degrees).

In 2017, 212 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lincoln Christian University. 44.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (171 degrees), 13.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Christian University is $13,020, which is $-980 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Christian University is $13,020, which is $-980 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,204.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,020

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lincoln Christian University was $13,020. The cost of tuition at Lincoln Christian University is $-980 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$19,204

2017 Value

4.57%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lincoln Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,204. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lincoln Christian University grew by 4.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,971

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lincoln Christian University was of $6,971 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.54% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Lincoln Christian University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.45% with respect to 2016, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

9.52%

2016 Default Rate

26

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lincoln Christian University was 9.52%, which represents 26 out of the 273 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Lincoln Christian University received 301 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 24.6% annual decline. Out of those 301 applicants, 187 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.1% acceptance rate.

There were 789 students enrolled at Lincoln Christian University in 2017, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lincoln Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 43.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

187

Accepted Out of 301

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lincoln Christian University was 62.1% (187 admissions from 301 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 52.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -24.6%, while admissions declined by -11.4%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

8

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Lincoln Christian University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lincoln Christian University has a total enrollment of 789 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Christian University is 446 students and the part-time enrollment is 343. This means that 56.5% of students enrolled at Lincoln Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.7% White, 8.62% Black or African American, 1.52% Hispanic or Latino, 1.52% Two or More Races, 0.887% Asian, 0.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lincoln Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (43.3%), followed by White Female (39.8%) and Black or African American Female (4.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (41.2%), followed by White Female (34%) and Black or African American Male (6.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lincoln Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 789 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Christian University is 446 and the part-time enrollment is 343. This means that 56.5% of students enrolled at Lincoln Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Christian University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Lincoln Christian University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    637

  2. Black or African American

    68

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Christian University is 80.7% White, 8.62% Black or African American, 1.52% Hispanic or Latino, 1.52% Two or More Races, 0.887% Asian, 0.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 22 fewer women than men received degrees from Lincoln Christian University. The majority of degree recipients at Lincoln Christian University are white (171 degrees awarded). There were 13.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lincoln Christian University is Youth Ministry (16 degrees awarded), followed by Theological Studies (13 degrees) and Other Theological & Ministerial Studies (10 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lincoln Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (118 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Psychology (17 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,952,315 people), Secondary school teachers (308,927 people), Education administrators (297,319 people), Social workers, all other (276,056 people), and Other managers (170,729 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Theology (118 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Psychology (17 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees), and Education (19 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Theology (118 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Psychology (17 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees), and Education (19 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,987,692 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (384,629 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (310,095 people), Individual & family services (243,970 people), and Outpatient care centers (206,817 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Theology (118 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Psychology (17 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees), and Education (19 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 16 degrees awarded

  2. 13 degrees awarded

  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lincoln Christian University was Youth Ministry with 16 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 117

  2. 95

In 2017, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Christian University, which is 1.23 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (95).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Christian University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 17 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 10 degrees were awarded to women at Lincoln Christian University in Marriage & Family Therapy, which is 10 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 30% of students graduating from Lincoln Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lincoln Christian University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.47% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    171 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lincoln Christian University is white (171 degrees awarded). There were 13.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    97 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    74 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lincoln Christian University is white male (97 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (74 degrees).

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Operations

Lincoln Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $5.23M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $486k (9.29%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Lincoln Christian University had a total salary expenditure of $10.5M. Lincoln Christian University employs 19 Professors, 7 Associate professors, and 4 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lincoln Christian University are Male Professors (15), Male Associate professors(5), and Female Professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Christian University are: Service, with 13 employees, Management, with 12 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.23M

2017 Endowment

3.99%

growth from 2016

Lincoln Christian University has an endowment valued at about $5.23M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lincoln Christian University grew 3.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.87M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lincoln Christian University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.11M

2017 Salaries

6.38%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Lincoln Christian University paid a median of $5.11M in salaries, which represents 48.7% of their overall expenditure ($10.5M) and a 6.38% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.11% decline from 2015 and a 9.83% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.6M

Instructional Salaries

30

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lincoln Christian University paid a total of $1.6M to 30 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $421k (25.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

19 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

13 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lincoln Christian University were Professor with 19 employees; Associate professor with 7 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Christian University were Service with 13 employees; Management with 12 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lincoln Christian University was Male Professor with 15 employees, Male Associate professor with 5 employees, and Female Professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Lincoln Christian University.

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